Susan Vaughn, professor of social work and director of the social work program at the University of Montevallo emerita, was inducted into the State of Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame Sept. 14.
Vaughn, who served UM for most of her career, joined the faculty here in 1975. She taught classes including human behavior, disability and rehabilitation, and community service as well as many courses and practicums in social work.
A champion for social work education as well as for those receiving the benefits of social work, Vaughn has been an active member of the University of Montevallo community. She chaired or served on numerous councils and committees including the reaccreditation committee for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Council of Department Chairs. She also has served the broader community in organizations such as United Way, Alabama Child Welfare Consortium, Birmingham AIDS Outreach and Shelby Emergency Assistance.
Vaughn joins four other University of Montevallo alumnae in the State of Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame. The late Louise Pittman was inducted in 1995, Barbara G. Bonfield in 2002, and Betty Glasscock and Martha Joyce Greathouse in 2003.
The State of Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame honors social workers in the areas of education/research and practice/administration, retired or deceased, who are acclaimed by their peers and colleagues for their professional status and exemplary leadership, creativity, contribution to the knowledge base and practice of social work, and influence in the life of the community.
The University of Montevallo kinesiology program will host a golf tournament Friday, Oct. 12, at the Montevallo Golf Course in Montevallo. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Lunch/concessions will be available for purchase by spectators.
The tournament format will be a three-person scramble with cash or certificate awards for the top three teams. The entry fee is $60 per person and includes cart, green fees, lunch ticket and prizes. PGA handicap rules will be used to calculate teams’ final scores and play will be in groups of six to encourage fair play.
All proceeds from the event will be used to renovate and refurbish a classroom in memory of Miriam Collins, a former professor of physical education at UM.
Donations of gift certificates, prizes, food, beverages, etc., and/or purchase of tee-box signs from businesses will be gladly accepted. Approximately 200 people are expected to be in attendance the day of the event, including competitors, workers and spectators.
For more information or to register, contact the Kinesiology Office at Ext. 6590. Unable to play in the tournament but want to make a gift? Contact the Kinesiology Office as noted previously, or the Alumni Relations Office at Ext. 6215.
UM theatre will open the 2012-2013 season with Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Are modern-day women happy? Have the expectations of women as wife and mother faded away? Is society still dominated by men? In her Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wendy Wasserstein asks these as well as other important questions. This timeless play still mirrors the trials many of us experience as we try to answer the questions: What do we do with our lives? And where are we going?
UM’s production, directed by Tammy Killian, will open Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Other 7:30 p.m. performances include Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13. Matinée performances will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in Reynolds Studio Theatre.
The cast includes:
The production crew includes:
Tickets are $8 for UM students/staff/faculty and $12 general admission. Contact the Box Office at Ext. 6200 for tickets or more information.
Please note: This production contains adult content.
For the first time in school history, a men’s basketball game played on the University of Montevallo campus will be broadcast to a national television audience this season.
The Falcons’ Peach Belt Conference contest Feb. 16, 2013, against Clayton State University at BankTrust Arena is included in CBS College Sports’ package of nine NCAA Division II men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled to be broadcast to a nationwide audience this winter.
“It’s exciting for our program,” said Montevallo coach Danny Young. “There are so many exciting things going on right now at the University of Montevallo and it’s great to be a part of it. We look forward to showcasing our university to a national audience.”
Tip-off for the game against Clayton State is set for 11 a.m. CST.
Montevallo has been featured on national television twice in school history, along with several regional television appearances on Comcast Sports Southeast while hosting NCAA Division II region tournaments in the past.
The Falcons’ Peach Belt Conference contest on the road at Augusta State University on Feb. 13, 2010, was broadcast nationally by CBS College Sports. Montevallo appeared on CBS this past spring when the Falcons faced Western Washington University in the NCAA Division II National Championship game in Highland Heights, Ky., March 24.
“Our membership continues to value this program,” said NCAA Division II Vice President Mike Racy. “Not only does it give our schools an opportunity to showcase their student-athletes, it also gives them a big platform to tell the world about their overall institution and their community.”
The Falcons return three players who started in the NCAA Division II National Championship game and helped the team to the Peach Belt Conference West Division title, the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship and Southeast Region Championship, along with a 29-8 mark during the 2011-2012 season.
The University of Montevallo Community School of Music recently received a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to fund the Montevallo Music Connection program. The program serves financially disadvantaged children in the community, allowing them to take free or reduced-cost music lessons from professional music faculty at the Community School of Music.
This program began through the Community School of Music last year and was funded by a D’Addario Music Foundation grant and support from Guitar Center, Inc. The Alabama State Council on the Arts grant will allow the school to expand its program to include guitar, piano and violin lessons in 2013.
The Community School of Music is currently accepting donations of guitars and violins for use by students involved in this program.
Vallo Opoly, a University of Montevallo-themed board game celebrating the University, is now available for purchase. The cost is $24.99 each, with check made payable to “UM Foundation” and “games” in the memo line. Organizers hope to have a secure, online credit-card option soon.
This game is the product of UM’s Game Design Workshop II class in the Game Studies and Design program, including John “JR” Burt, Brandon Christian, Clay Dickenson, Chelsea Graham, Andrew Lawrence and Charles “Tyler” Smith. The class was taught by Cathlena Martin.
The first 50 games sold will come with custom University of Montevallo dice, pictured at right.